Gabriel Group Honors Clients with Meaningful Gift Giving

Each year for the past seven years, Gabriel Group has made a donation in honor of its clients in lieu of a traditional gift. We let our clients and friends weigh in again this year, and with a majority of the votes, The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery was selected to be Gabriel Group’s 2014 Pay-It-Forward recipient.

This deserving St. Louis children’s organization is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing short-term emergency shelter for children, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with emergencies or who are in crisis.

All associates participate in this Pay-It-Forward effort year-round. From making a donation to dress down on Wednesdays to participating in monthly raffle basket drawings to giving a donation to bring their dog to work, associates raise money to make a significant donation to a worthy cause each year in honor of clients.

To date, Gabriel Group has funded a spring water aqueduct in the Dominican Republic to help provide children with safe drinking water; built four double-family homes for families in earthquake-ravaged Haiti; funded a new classroom at an early childhood education center in Zambia; provided food and clothing to an orphanage in Mozambique; supported relief efforts following the devastating tornado in Joplin; provided farm animals, fruit trees and bicycles to poverty-stricken children and families through the company’s client, World Vision; and in most recent years, shifted its focus to help local St. Louis children suffering from abuse or neglect.


Gabriel Group announces the appointment of Dave Hawkins, former Chief Financial Officer (CFO), as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the departure of co-owner Michael Peterson who had served as CEO since 2012.

“Dave and I would like to thank Mike for all of his contributions to the company over the last nine years and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Art Kerckhoff, owner and Vice President of Client Retention.